How we can support your school

At Parent Councils UK, we can help your school build effective home-school partnerships. We know, with school budgets stretched, it is harder than ever to justify specialist staff to work directly with parents.  With our training, we can provide your senior leaders, trustees, teachers and admin staff with those skills needed to build successful parental engagement to improve children’s outcomes.

Our training

We run a range of half and full day workshops throughout England, Wales and Scotland, designed for staff with either strategic or day to day responsibility for parental engagement. Sessions are interactive and help schools build on their existing work to engage parents.

All participants leave our courses with a tailored action plan on how to implement changes that leave parents feeling valued and supported while transforming your school culture.  We also provide bespoke sessions, and one on one support depending on your needs.

About Parent Councils UK

We are a registered charity with extensive experience in helping schools harness the power of their parents. We provide advice, training and support for senior school leaders, teachers, family support workers, governors, local authority advisers, MATs and parents to equip them with the skills needed to build a successful home-school relationship.


Fiona Carnie, Parent Councils UK

Parent Councils UK was founded in 2008 by Fiona Carnie, parent partnerships expert, educationalist and writer. She led a government funded project on setting up parent councils and has extensive experience of parental engagement strategies. Fiona has worked with schools, local authorities and organisations across the UK and further afield to develop more participative approaches. She is also an adviser to the European Forum for Freedom in Education based in Germany.